Badger Launching Apparatus No 3

A Seattle-based cavalcade of cartoon conviviality. May contain reblogs. Void where prohibited. Talk to your doctor about any possible side effects.


Rachel |    

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autistic, spoonie (hypermobility and sensory issues), vaguely jewish, trans

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deerdyke:

Hi, I’m Cheryl. I’m an 18 year old disabled trans woman with an emotionally abusive abusive family that I recently left because they were really close to making me try to kill myself again, and because of that I am now homeless. I’m currently staying with a friend but I don’t know how long she’s going to let me stay. Really need somewhere I can stay for at least a year. I’m currently unemployed so I can’t help pay rent but I have about 600 dollars I can use to pay for food and stuff until I have an income. I’m not comfortable living with non-trans-women. I can probably get anywhere in Michigan and areas surrounding Michigan so…yea.

Please reblog this

(via sapphicscritta)

snarp replied to your post “Due to poor planning, today I managed to almost exclusively eat foods…”

I keep doing this, I need to just stop keeping cheese and stuff in the house at all.

For me it’s a tricky proposition because there’s three classes of things I should not eat, and I’m only good at avoiding two of them.

Things containing any part of the olive other than the oil: Allergic reaction. I’m good at avoiding olives.

Things containing milk fat, like most cheeses: This makes me violently ill (in an IBS way, not a histamine reaction way.) I usually work very hard to avoid this class of food, though sometimes I’ll cheat if it’s only a trace amount. But in general, even if it’s in the house I won’t eat it.

Things containing fructose and fructans: I don’t digest these well, so they make me ill if I eat them in large quantities. But I still try to eat some fruit. The problem is moderating my intake.

Selfie time.

Due to poor planning, today I managed to almost exclusively eat foods known to make me ill. So I am self-medicating with a hot bath and soon red tea and candied ginger.

kiriamaya:

kiriamaya:

Hi, all. Though I am working on coping with my MDD, I am still not functional/abled enough to make enough money to cover my rent, my bills, my meds and my debts. Please help by donating or signal-boosting if you can. Thank you.

Please? I need to eat and pay rent and such.

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grilledcheese4evr:

It’s because white cis women are the only women allowed enough nuance of personality to afford not to perform femininity to the high degree that women of color or trans women have to in order to be respected. That’s why it’s cute and Feminist! if white cis girls have hairy legs while Mexican girls are made fun of for having lip hair

(via addictedtofemslash)

When I do charity events dressed as Batgirl, all the children of color are absolutely overjoyed. They literally embrace me and I can see them realize that their own race and skin color is not a hindrance to their creativity, as everything they see and experience has been telling them ever since they were old enough to process media.
The white children are hesitant and some attempt to quiz me or insist that I’m not ‘right’ or ‘real’. They are repeating what they have been told and what they have seen all their lives. I explain that Batman believes that anyone can be a hero if they are a good person and work hard, no matter what they look like. So of course Batgirl and Robin can be Black or Chinese or Spanish or anything, because that doesn’t change who they are.
The kids accept this and by the end of the event we’re all holding hands and talking about video games. I think representation is more important than ‘accuracy’ and I won’t be involved with an organization that doesn’t agree with that.

Jay Justice, on whether costumers who dress for charity events should only portray characters ‘accurately’ or not, with implications that ‘accuracy’ means that a non white person should limit themselves to canonical characters of color. (via msjayjustice)

Jay Justice is more Batgirl than anyone I know.

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dyspraxis:

[image: a screencap of a bank statement with negative $0.56 total]

Sorry to keep making donations posts, but with yr help this has been the first time in over a year that we’ve been somewhat stable with food and medication. unfortunately we’re constantly struggling and still trying to, well, stay alive. We were planning on selling some stuff but found out it got damaged and can’t really be sold and we were really depending on that money.
If you can send paypal donations to maxiebutch@gmail.com, click here or on the button on my blog, we would really appreciate it. signal boosts are always appreciated. thanks SO MUCH for the help so far and for yr thoughts/prayers/positive energy, things have really been looking up!

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Nazareth, Israel: The main commercial street in this majority-Palestinian city was shuttered on Monday, as residents joined a general strike and staged protests against the two-week-old Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Thousands of workers across Israel and the West Bank joined the strike, organised after a day of intense Israeli shelling in Gaza killed more than 100 people.

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  • Rachel: I continue to be disappointed that the troll names don't transliterate neatly into Hebrew consonant triplets
  • Rachel: Some of them do, but...
  • Rachel: I can think of three names of G-d that have six letters when written in English...
  • Rachel: no, four
  • Amaranth: :D
  • Rachel: so clearly G-d was a troll in the previous session
  • Amaranth: That's the obvious conclusion yes.
  • Rachel: that's how it works, right?
  • Amaranth: "Your name is BARUCH HASHEM.
  • Holy shit do you love FRUIT. You have a tendency to get really involved in fantasy worlds you think up while PLAYING WITH CLAY, which your lusus considers much safer than when you play with FIRE."

gutcolour:

gettin a lot of angry men telling me that Being Queer Or Trans Is An Exclusive Community and not everyone can be part of it Just Because They Wanna

like oh no, if i’m a girl who CHOOSES to kiss girls rather than being helplessly compelled by ancient eldritch forces to do so, what are you gonna do, call the gay cops on me to check my gay licence

(via sapphicscritta)

thedrawbridgethatismypants:

If you are afraid to talk to me because you are under the impression I’m too cool for you, please don’t be.

Not only are preventing yourself from talking to someone who you think is cool you are preventing me from talking to a cool person and making friends and I like friends.

If you are reading this, this is a personal invitation to talk to me. You don’t have to be witty or clever. Just say Hi. literally that’s all you have to say.

(via pearwaldorf)

And even if the Jews were to win the war, its end would find the unique possibilities and the unique achievements of Zionism in Palestine destroyed. The land that would come into being would be something quite other than the dream of world Jewry, Zionist and non-Zionist. The ‘victorious’ Jews would live surrounded by an entirely hostile Arab population, secluded into ever-threatened borders, absorbed with physical self-defense to a degree that would submerge all other interests and acitvities. The growth of a Jewish culture would cease to be the concern of the whole people; social experiments would have to be discarded as impractical luxuries; political thought would center around military strategy…. And all this would be the fate of a nation that — no matter how many immigrants it could still absorb and how far it extended its boundaries (the whole of Palestine and Transjordan is the insane Revisionist demand)–would still remain a very small people greatly outnumbered by hostile neighbors.

Under such circumstances… the Palestinian Jews would degenerate into one of those small warrior tribes about whose possibilities and importance history has amply informed us since the days of Sparta. Their relations with world Jewry would become problematical, since their defense interests might clash at any moment with those of other countries where large number of Jews lived. Palestine Jewry would eventually separate itself from the larger body of world Jewry and in its isolation develop into an entirely new people. Thus it becomes plain that at this moment and under present circumstances a Jewish state can only be erected at the price of the Jewish homeland…